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Saturday 08/11/2012, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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A Sampling of Stitches with Margaret Fisher
Want to make your knitting more interesting? See how much fun it is to work fancy stitch patterns. This class focuses on four families of stitches: Smocking, Elongated, Brioche and Twisted Traveling Stitches. Learn the characteristics of each group, and practice working stitch patterns in each "family." Learn how to use these stitches in your projects and receive tips and hints for producing good results.
Note: Must be comfortable knitting in the round.
One or more balls of smooth, light-colored, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn; appropriate-size needles (not homework swatch needles); cable needle; homework swatch on needles.
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.
Using dpns and smooth, light-colored, #4 (worsted-weight) yarn, cast on 45 sts. Being careful not to twist, join in the round. Place marker at beginning of round and after every 9th stitch. Purl 5 rounds. Leave work (with st markers) on needles with several yards of yarn attached.
Note: If you prefer, homework may be worked in the round on 2 circular needles or on 1 circular needle using the Magic Loop Knitting method. Be sure you are comfortable knitting in the round (using one of these methods) before you come to class.